Could you link the article or thread?
I would like to see it because I don't think the church has made such a statement.
Additionally, condoms may reduce the risk of AIDS transmission, however, this is meaningless. If they reduce the risk ro just 2% of unprotected sex, continous sex, with a condom, only delays the date of transmission it does not prevent it. In other words, if you keep indulging in behavior with a 2% risk factor each time you indulge, it is very likely your number will come up sooner or later.
While I respect the church for recommending abstaining, to say that latex condoms are ineffectual against spreading AIDS is a bold faced lie. Condoms may be only ~2% effective; but seatbelts are far less effective in saving lives; yet only a fool would recommend never using one.